Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit

A leading centre providing treatments for a comprehensive range of complex peripheral nerve injuries.

Located at the Wellington Hospital, the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit has particular expertise in the treatment of birth brachial plexus palsies, injuries to the lumbosacral plexus, peripheral nerve injuries in upper and lower limbs and  fractures or joint dislocations with associated nerve injuries. The unit is also often able to help in cases of nerve injuries sustained at time of operation, such as during fracture fixation or joint replacement. Other areas of expertise include the treatment of benign and malignant tumours of nerves, and entrapment neuropathy including neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.

The unit is led by Mr Michael Fox, Mr Anthony MacQuillan and Dr Marco Sinisi. Together, they offer the highest quality service developed from decades of clinical practice and leading academic research.

As well as being a regular surgeon, Dr Sinisi is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Nerve Surgery for Imperial College London, and has written and presented over 40 nationally and internationally published papers. Mr Fox is actively involved in the development of higher surgical trainees across London. He is a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association, and has also undertaken fellowships in Paris, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston and Salzbourg. Mr MacQuillan is an internationally established expert in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery across the body, with particular interests in facial aesthetics, facial reanimation and minimal scar techniques.

The unit has experience in a huge range of treatments, including nerve or muscular transfers, decompressions for entrapment neuropathy, surgical treatment for neuropathic pain, and the correction of musculoskeletal abnormalities.

Services provided to HCA

This group of doctors provide medical advisory services to HCA's The Wellington Hospital. In their role, they lead interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In their role, they contribute to the strategy, policies and decision-making regarding peripheral nerve injury and advise HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In their role, they advise on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the peripheral nerve injury area.

In addition, they work with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in peripheral nerve injury services available in the facility. Furthermore, they advise on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. They will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK on an hourly basis as a rate of £275 per hour. The total charge from January to December 2017 for Mr Michael Fox is £20K. No invoices received for Dr Marco Sinisi.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.